92-94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate |
About the Wine
92-94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2014 Richebourg Grand Cru comes from the domaine’s 0.31-hectares of 40- to 60-year-old vine and matured in 100% new oak with 100% whole bunch. It has a deep and broody bouquet at first, plenty of damp undergrowth scents infusing the dark plum and raspberry fruit. The palate has a lot of grip on the entry, a sturdy backbone here, dark berry fruit mixed with saline notes, focused and quite firm on the finish. Give this several years in bottle like the Grands Echézeaux. I am intrigued to see which of these two grand crus ultimately comes out on top."
About The Winery
The Mongeard family arrived in Vosne-Romanée in the eighteenth century, with records showing a Mongeard working as vigneron for Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in 1786. In 1945, Jean Mongeard, whose mother was a Mugneret, found himself making wine at the age of 16 in the place of his father who had died years earlier. The entire 1945 crop was purchased by Baron le Roy, Marquis d’Angerville, and Henri Gouges. Gouges instructed the young Mongeard to personally bottle the wines, rather than sell in barrel. In 1975, Vincent Mongeard, Jean’s son, began working alongside his father and became responsible for viticulture and vinification of the domaine’s wines. He persuaded his father to return to the traditional method of bottling, without filtration, filtering only with certain vintages. Jean Mongeard retired in 1995, and Vincent assumed complete leadership of the domaine. Today, Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret covers a total area of more than 75 acres, split among 35 appellations. The varied range of climats in which the Mongeards own vineyards results, naturally, in wines of great diversity.